T20 World Cup 2024
Mohammed Siraj Comforts Injured Mohammad Rizwan
By CricShots - Jun 10, 2024 12:58 am
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In the world of cricket, moments of sportsmanship often stand out amidst the intense competition. One such instance occurred during the high-stakes India-Pakistan match in New York on Sunday. Mohammed Siraj, in a heartwarming gesture, showed concern for Mohammad Rizwan after inadvertently injuring him during the powerplay.

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Mohammed Siraj makes a beautiful gesture towards Mohammad Rizwan

The match began with Pakistan opting to field first, a decision that paid off as their bowlers managed to bowl out India for a mere 119 runs despite several rain delays. To give India a fighting chance, captain Rohit Sharma entrusted the new ball to Mohammed Siraj alongside Arshdeep Singh. Siraj quickly found himself in the spotlight.

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In the first over, Siraj conceded just one run in the first five balls. On the sixth delivery, he bowled a fuller ball at the stumps, which Rizwan played back to him before taking a couple of steps down the pitch for a potential run.

Mohammed Siraj fielded the ball and aimed a throw towards the stumps, attempting a run-out. However, the throw was off-target and struck Rizwan on the tricep, causing him considerable pain.

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Realizing his mistake, Mohammed Siraj immediately approached Rizwan and patted him on the back, apologizing for the unintended harm. This gesture of sportsmanship quickly caught the attention of viewers and sparked a positive reaction on social media, showcasing the spirit of the game.

 

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At the time of writing, Pakistan was at 90 for 5 in 17 overs, with Mohammad Rizwan and Imad Wasim at the crease, continuing their pursuit of the modest target set by India. Siraj’s moment of sportsmanship amidst the heated contest highlighted the respect and camaraderie that exist in cricket, endearing him to fans around the world.